Ignition - - Contents Table 0f - By Doug Camp­bell

Go Rac­ing with the WCMA.CA

For two of our classes, we have adopted Na­tional Auto Sports As­so­ci­a­tion (NASA) Per­for­mance Tour­ing (PT) and Su­per Tour­ing (ST) rules. The PT class is for cars with greater than 10.5 pounds per horse­power, and ST for cars that have less than 10.5 pounds per horse­power. This means you don’t need a highly-mod­i­fied car to race in a com­pet­i­tive class. You add a roll cage and safety equip­ment to what­ever car you want to race, plug your car and mod­i­fi­ca­tions into the PT class cal­cu­la­tor spread­sheet, and you will be placed in a com­pet­i­tive class for the level of mod­i­fi­ca­tion of your car.

The WCMA will be hold­ing two race li­cens­ing schools this spring: April 30-May 1 at Cas­trol Race­way in Leduc, Al­berta, and May 7-8 at Gimli in Man­i­toba. Each school pro­vides two days of in­struc­tor-driven track in­struc­tion for a frac­tion of the cost of tak­ing a pro­fes­sional rac­ing school. And the FIA li­cens­ing ob­tained at th­ese schools will al­low you to race any­where in the world through our FIA af­fil­i­a­tion.

The WCMA has many other classes to race in as well, in­clud­ing Open Wheel For­mu­las, Chal­lenge Car for early RX7S, and Spec Mi­ata for 1989-2005 cars. The Spec Mi­ata field reached 17 cars last year at Cas­trol, which was the largest field for a club level race in North Amer­ica.

Four race dates are sched­uled at Cas­trol Race­way Leduc and five race dates are con­firmed at Gimli Man­i­toba in 2016. As well, tow funds are avail­able for se­lected rac­ers trav­el­ing to away races in B.C. and the Prairies.

Not ready to hit the track this year? The WCMA’S 17 af­fil­i­ated clubs have au­toslalom events where you can race your street car against the clock on some ex­cit­ing venues, such as the Fort Macleod Air­port run­way and por­tions of Cas­trol Race­way. Par­tic­i­pa­tion in th­ese events can start you off on a grad­u­ated pro­gres­sion to get your race li­cence and hit the big tracks!

So, if you’ve been think­ing about rac­ing in Al­berta and/or Man­i­toba and didn’t know where to start, think about the WCMA! Visit our web­site (www.wcma.ca) for de­tails on events and reg­is­tra­tion for the up­com­ing sum­mer rac­ing sea­son.

Al­ways wanted to go car rac­ing, but didn’t know what or where to race? This year, the Western Canada Mo­tor­sport As­so­ci­a­tion (WCMA) has made it even eas­ier to “race what you’ve got.” The WCMA will be hold­ing two race li­cens­ing schools this spring: April 30-May 1 at Cas­trol Race­way, and May 7-8 at Gimli...”

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